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Appearing in "The City of Skulls"Edit

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  • Conan (First appearance)

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  • Galley (First appearance)

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Appearing in "The Blood of Bel-Hissar!"Edit

This story is a reprint of the comic
Conan the Barbarian #27.

For a full synopsis, please see the comic linked in this message box. Any new or updated information can and should be added to this page. Otherwise, the majority of the information contained on this page is similar to that of the comic linked in this message box.

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Synopsis for "The Blood of Bel-Hissar!"Edit



--For a full synopsis of this comic, please see the original publishing of this comic in Conan the Barbarian #27.--


Appearing in "Wolves Beyond the Border"Edit

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  • The City of Skulls is based on the story by L. Sprague de Camp and Lin Carter. The issue is special in the fact that the story covers the same period/episode (in a far different form after the first few pages) that The Curse of the Golden Skull in Conan the Barbarian #37, written by Roy Thomas:
    • As Marvel Comics had originally obtained the rights only to the Robert E. Howard material, the established policy was that when they had produced an episode of Conan's life which had also been covered by other authors, such as de Camp or Carter, the non-comics version were ignored.
    • All Conan material became later available for adaptation. On Mike Vosburg's desire, Roy Thomas let him adapt a Conan adventure, and City of Skulls was the only story available at the time.
    • The two versions are mutually exclusive, Golden Skull being the "authentic" story in Marvel's Conan.
      • The events of The City of Skulls occur in another reality, and it was considered that the story might qualify as a new Conan/What If: "What If the De Camp/Carter Stories Had Been Available to Conan the Barbarian Several Years Ago, and Had Been Adapted Instead of the Originals Written by Roy Thomas".
      • The Appendix gave it the designation "Earth-80179", with as description "City of Skulls; markedly divergent version of events of Conan the Barbarian I#37".[2]
  • The issue also includes The Kozaks Ride, an article by Fred Blosser.
  • The Blood of Bel-Hissar is reprinted from Conan the Barbarian #27.
  • Wolves Beyond the Border is adapted from the story by Robert E. Howard and L. Sprague de Camp.


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Footnotes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 First and only known appearance to date besides flashbacks
  2. Listing of realities on Marvunapp.com



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